Can anyone tell me what the guide lead is on the Red Fox group 12 chassis? The part # is RFBSTA
Red Fox Group 12 chassis
Posted 25 March 2016 - 04:40 PM
Nice to see your name.
Tom York was in a few Sunday's ago to run around, and we talked Great Plains stuff.
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 12:10 AM
Please give us some updates on this chassis when you get it on the track.
Posted 26 March 2016 - 10:37 AM
Hi Mike, it's good to be back in the sport, and it's really good to hear some of the old names again. Brings back some good memories.
Thanks for the info Nick! I haven't purchased the Red Fox chassis yet, I needed to know the guide lead before I could make a decision. I'm also looking at the Competition Kinetics chassis. We are running a kind of Group F class but with Hawk 6 motors on a King track at Raytown International Raceway just outside of Kansas City. The track is the Nat's track from 2000 or 2002, so it's not a punch bowl. I have been running an old Slick 7 car with wire side rails with some success, but I gotta believe that there is something better out there. Nick, can you tell me how you like your Red Fox car, and if you have anything you like better?
Posted 26 March 2016 - 01:33 PM
I have not raced the Red Fox car yet. You could try one of the longer koford cars.
On slot a lot track they work great.
Posted 26 March 2016 - 04:55 PM
Everybody has a Koford car, I think I want to try something different, and a shorter car gives you more body mounting options. I think ultimately a short car will be quicker, but more finicky and a little harder to drive, at least on the gutters. I like all of the Red Fox products I have tried so far, so I'm hoping this wont be any different. Gugu usually makes good stuff!
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 08:56 PM
I would go with the Red Fox, you will like it.
Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:27 PM
I did buy the Red Fox chassis today. I will put it together and give an update after i run it. Thanks for the input!
Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:41 PM
I got the Red Fox car put together today. I like that they give you two sets of struts so you can set different guide leads. I don't like that the frame is not plated, and the motor brace does not work on a Hawk 6 motor which means it won't work for a Hawk 7/Falcon 7, or a ProSlot FK motor or any mini-motor. I don't have a group 12 motor, so I can't check if it will fit. I had an old brace out of a Slick 7 car that worked after some massaging. I set the guide lead at 4.455, about half way between the length that the unmodified struts will give you. I won't get to run it until the 17th, and I will give a report after that.
Posted 19 April 2016 - 09:08 AM
I raced the Red Fox car Sunday and won, but it was not without some problems. As I thought, the car was very quick, but more finicky as to body and tire selection. I had a couple of deslots that were a little strange, so I have more sorting to do. I ran a motor that I thought was just average in a JK car (which is a very long car) and the motor was outstanding in the Red Fox. The Red Fox has a very wide and short center rail, fairly wide motor box legs, and the struts have long legs also. All of those feature add up to a car that was very unloaded on the straight and as a result, very fast. I ran a Camen Supro with rib cut at 28.5 x 138 and side dams trimmed about 1/8". I think this car will be very good on tracks that have a lot of bite, or in glue, but maybe not the best choice in low bite situations. I like this car a lot and when I get it fine tuned I think it will be very hard to beat.